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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • A year later, celebrating the lives lost in train derailment tragedy

    A year later, celebrating the lives lost in train derailment tragedy
    The fence edging Tiber Park along Main Street in Ellicott City is bare now, a far cry from the makeshift memorial of clustered flowers, candles and notes that grew after the CSX train derailment last year that took the lives of two 19-year-old Ellicott...
  • Mother of copter crash victim sues aviation firms

    Mother of copter crash victim sues aviation firms
    The mother of a 3-year-old boy killed in a northeastern Pennsylvania helicopter crash last month filed the first lawsuit in the accident Friday, seeking unspecified damages from two aviation companies and the pilot's estate. Crystal McKain of Leesburg,...
  • Ellicott City back on track one month after derailment

    Ellicott City back on track one month after derailment
    One month after a train derailed in Ellicott City, taking the lives of two teenage girls, the community has rallied together to put the historic district back on track. "The community around here is the best," said Donna Delaney, an employee at Zebop,...
  • Derailment probe appears to focus on track condition

    Derailment probe appears to focus on track condition
    Track conditions on a CSX Transportation railroad line appear to be the focus of a federal investigation into the train derailment that killed two women in Ellicott City last month. A preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety...
  • Trucker was distracted before July Bay Bridge accident

    Trucker was distracted before July Bay Bridge accident
    The trucker who struck a woman's car on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge last month and sent it plunging into the water was momentarily distracted before the crash, according to a preliminary report on the accident released Monday. The National Transportation...
  • A year after derailment, mourning parents find solace in community

    A year after derailment, mourning parents find solace in community
    One year ago, when one hour of sleep a night was all Mark Mayr could manage in his grief, he set a goal: "I've got to make it through a year." Eventually, sleep returned. But last week, as the first anniversary of his daughter Rose Mayr's death in a...
  • Trucker in Bay Bridge crash charged with four traffic violations

    Trucker in Bay Bridge crash charged with four traffic violations
    The driver of a tractor-trailer that collided with a car on the Bay Bridge in July, sending the car and its 23-year-old driver over a barrier and into the water below, has been charged with four traffic violations, Maryland Transportation Authority Police...
  • Recalling hard landing at BWI in 2009

    Recalling hard landing at BWI in 2009
    In its forced retirement, the Boeing DC-10 sits just off a main runway at BWI Marshall Airport, a grim reminder of the slim margin between a successful landing and a tragic one. Stripped of its logos, engines and usable parts, the wide-body jet —...
  • Federal safety experts inspect vehicles involved in Bay Bridge crash

    Federal safety experts inspect vehicles involved in Bay Bridge crash
    Crash experts from the National Transportation Safety Board were at a Glen Burnie salvage yard Thursday morning to look at the three vehicles involved in the Bay Bridge accident that catapulted a young woman and her car into the water. At the same time,...
  • Life of pilot aboard helicopter in fatal crash recalled

    Life of pilot aboard helicopter in fatal crash recalled
    A small helicopter, stenciled with Ray Lewis' number 52, flew over M&T Bank Stadium during the Ravens' last home game in January, honoring the legendary linebacker. Pilot David Jenny arranged the flight as a bit of guerrilla marketing for Fort Meade-...
  • Three from Baltimore area killed in Pa. helicopter crash

    Three from Baltimore area killed in Pa. helicopter crash
    Thunderstorms and heavy fog were rolling through northeastern Pennsylvania's rugged terrain Saturday night when a small helicopter crashed, killing all five people on board, including three from the Baltimore area. The local medical examiner's office...
  • Hands-free dangers

    Hands-free dangers
    Amid much fanfare several years ago, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law a ban on the use of handheld cell phones while driving. The controversial law took more than a decade to pass the General Assembly, but it was hailed as a "giant step" toward...